Up to 15 US$500 awards will be made in February 2023 for the top-ranked essays answering this year’s essay question:
How effective have laws protecting the rights of children been to reduce poverty and support economic development? How could they be improved?
Application Timeline: 31st October 2023
Essays due 31 December 2023 (no extensions).
Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, DR Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Rep.), Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Eligible Field of Study: Law
About the Award: Lex:lead is a group of international lawyers and friends who support economic development focusing on the world’s least developed countries.
Lex:lead offers an annual essay competition on topics of law and development to the world’s least developed countries. In this way they transfer one-time US$500 awards to students for addressing fundamental questions.
- Candidates must be registered to compete: essays from unregistered candidates will not be accepted.
- Candidates must be a citizen of an eligible country and a student (usually of law) with proof of educational enrollment in an eligible country (in January 2023).
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Contest: US$500
How to Apply: Answer all questions to register (incomplete or inaccurate registrations cannot be accepted). Do not register if you cannot provide proof of eligible citizenship and eligible enrollment.